Posted on February 14, 2018

Drunk Illegal Crashes into Ambulance; Kills 3-Year-Old

Ashley Collman, Daily Mail, February 13, 2018


The Winston-Salem Police Department says they were informed at 6:05pm on Monday that the three-year-old boy had died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Authorities offered no additional details.

The boy was being taken to the hospital trauma center around 1am Sunday when a drunk driver — who turned out to be an illegal immigrant — hit the medical transport, causing it to roll over on its side, police said.

The driver, 27-year-old Jose Martin Duran Romero and his passenger, 33-year-old Andres Leon, initially tried to flee the scene. {snip}

Two hours after the crash, Romero submitted to a breathalyzer and registered more than two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system. Police also learned that he is in the country illegally and that he has never had a driver’s license.


[Romero] was allegedly so drunk that he couldn’t even sign his name to court documents and wasn’t aware that he had hit an ambulance with a small child inside.


Unnamed toddler (blurred) and his mom (right)